It doesn’t come easily to the Kenyans that I’ve met to schedule ahead. One day ahead of time is fine, but one week seems to be a burden. This makes my time here some kind of Buddhist practice session… I have to be a bamboo shoot in the wind: strong, but still able to sway and bend.
When I first came here, I knew that there was some kind of vacation at the end of July. I didn’t know exactly when, and anytime I asked, I was told (even by the principal) that I need to wait because no one knew the dates off the top of their head. It seems that the dates weren’t even scheduled yet.
I finally found out yesterday that the kids will have school until July 25th, and they return on August 8th. This is a two week break from the kids. Bummer.
And then I found out today that there are exams tomorrow for three days. So there are another three days without the kids. Surprise bummer.
I will work with Boniface all day tomorrow. This gives us time to really progress. We have only had a couple of hours a day to work, so it will actually be a blessing in disguise.